"...Music is more than just notes on a page or a series of different pitches. Music is an art, and through art we are able to discover who we are in ways that we never would through anything else. Music is the desire to draw inspiration from everything we see and hear, to truly be aware aware of ourselves and our surroundings, and to translate atmosphere into sound. Music is the realization that that there is always room to learn and improve, so our sense of accomplishment in life should come not from comparing ourselves with others but from the journey we experience within. ...When we allow our minds to be free, we find that life itself is barred by no limitations. We find that no two human beings or pieces of art or music are exactly alike, that each and every one of us has something of equal value to offer the world, and that when you take fear out of the equation, anything is possible... and this realization is where the experience of true life begins."
-Anna Larsen (14)